HC Deb 21 May 1947 vol 437 cc265-6W
Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that farmers are having to wait for as long as 12 months to obtain replacement tyres for U.S. tractors; and what steps he is taking to pr(vide these tyres.

Mr. T. Williams

Some of the sizes of tyres used on U.S. tractors are now made in this country; others will be made here as soon as material and fuel shortages permit. In the meantime the latter sizes are being imported from U.S.A. Unfortunately, owing to the present abnormal demand, the American manufacturers are unable to supply immediately, and a delay of several month; in delivery is unavoidable. If the hon. Member will let me have particulars of any long-outstanding and urgent cases brought to his notice, I will gladly have inquiries made with a view to hastening delivery.